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Tuckahoe State Park is located in the Eastern Shores area of Maryland, on the Delmarva Peninsula, and covers a total area of around 4,000 acres. Tuckahoe Creek runs right through the heart of the park and feeds Lake Tuckahoe at the northern end of the park.
Within the park is a 60-acre lake, perfect for boating and fishing, around 20 miles of hiking trails, plus camping facilities and outdoor activities. When you book an RV in Queen Anne's County, the whole Delmarva Peninsular is available for you to explore. The terrain here is generally flat, with woodlands, particularly following the route of the creek.
With the 60-acre lake, boating and fishing is one of the main outdoor activities of the park and makes camping at Tuckahoe State Park perfect for a family vacation. Much of the surrounding land is flooded woodland, with kayaking being one of the best ways to explore the park. You can rent single and tandem kayaks from the park office, and it’s a fun way to discover the different areas here. There’s a boat launch ramp, but remember that gasoline engines are prohibited on the lake and creek.
While visiting the more secluded areas of the park by boat, keep an eye out for some of the abundant wildlife that calls this home. Bald eagles, ospreys, and herons are fairly common, and don’t be surprised by an inquisitive visit from beavers or muskrats while in your canoe!
If there is a group of you, then maybe the challenge course could be good fun. For groups of eight to 48, the challenge course offers over 12 low-level elements, while the high level has a 40-foot rock-climbing wall, a giant swing, zip line and more to test your nerve and build confidence. Anyone over the age of seven can take part, so long as they fit into the safety equipment. This would make a great family day out.
A network of trails criss-crosses the park, suitable for hiking and mountain biking. The Tuckahoe Valley Loop Trail is a nine-mile loop that is graded as easy, giving access to beautiful areas of the park. Dogs are allowed on the trail but must be kept on a leash at all times. Part of this route includes the Pee Wee Trail, an easy 3.6-mile out and back route that is great for kids to enjoy.
The campground at Tuckahoe State Park is perfect for your RV rental, having 54 sites split into two separate loops of which over 30 have electric hookup. A central shower and toilet restroom is available, a dump station for your RV waste, a ball-game field, and a picnic area. Every site has a picnic table and a fire ring for the essential fire and barbecue.
The campground is close to the lake area so it's perfect for a little fishing or getting out on the water. There is also a picnic area at the lake. Just a little further on you will find an arboretum to explore.
With no shop on the park, collecting your supplies will mean a trip into one of the local towns with your camper rental from Tuckahoe State Park. The nearest town with facilities is Queen Anne, where you’ll find a gas station and small stores. For greater shopping opportunities, travel to Middletown, around 25 miles north or cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to Annapolis.
A few miles southwest of the park, and an easy drive in your rental RV is the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum at St Michael's. Founded in 1965, the museum is built on an 18-acre waterfront that was once a busy working dock and seafood packing house. Of particular interest is the Hooper Strait Lighthouse, bought for $1,000 from the demolition crew and transported to St Michael's. There are 35 buildings along the waterfront, with ten housing public exhibitions, depicting the life and changes of the Chesapeake Bay area from the age of sail to steamboats and modern gasoline engine boats. There is a collection of over 85 boats with 11 of them based on the museum’s dock area.
Fort McHenry in Baltimore is certainly a place to put on your list of attractions to visit. Not only did it inspire Francis Scott Key to write the words for The Star-Spangled Banner, but its defense was a major battle during the War of 1812. The star-shaped fort is now open to the public, and most of it is free to visit. Load up the family in your rental RV and head out on a fun-filled adventure.